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Old 10-16-2017, 10:21 AM
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All of my evidence for my partner visa application will be uploaded as PDF files. I was just wondering, is it okay to add comments and highlight text within the PDF file? Adobe Acrobat lets you highlight text and comment on it, I was going to use this feature for files like Bank Statements. Or should I print the statements and physically write my comments on them, then scan them back in?

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We used adobe acrobat to highlight and comment for my husband's visa evidence. His visa was granted last month.

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Originally Posted by tijanaoc View Post
We used adobe acrobat to highlight and comment for my husband's visa evidence. His visa was granted last month.
Okay great, I'm just worried the department won't see the comments in adobe for whatever reason, different version of adobe, or whatever.


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Old 10-17-2017, 05:11 AM
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New rise in processing times for partner visa onshore.

I just checked the processing times for this visa in https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/801-

and the 90% column has been increased from 22 months to 24. yahoooooo

Partner Visa OnShore

Stage 1 - Visa 820 - Granted in 15.4 months.
Submitted in Person: Late March 2017
Bridging Visa A Granted: Late March 2017
Health Examination and AFP requested: Late March 2018
Health Examination and AFP submitted: Mid April 2018
Visa Decision: Visa 820 granted in early July 2018 (+15months wait)

Stage 2 - Visa 801 - Granted in 2.75 months

Eligibility date for visa 801: Late March 2019
Visa Decision: Visa 801 granted in mid June 2019 (2.75 months wait)

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Is anyone else in a similar position to me, having applied via paper?

Wondering whether it's faster online/paper???

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Old 12-03-2017, 11:49 PM
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DIBP increased their processing times to 25 months, what a joke. I encourage everyone out there to take the time and write an official complaint in the actual DIBP website and another complain to either the attorney general or the Commonwealth Ombudsman (I have written complaints and it worked out, my application was processed in less than a year and I applied in FEB 2017). Don't be afraid to complaint as this is becoming a joke for all applicants. They should hire more staff instead of increasing the processing times. It infuriates me how this is becoming a disrespectful process for partner visa applicants. Only this year they increased processing times 4 times! It started 12/13-15 then 15-17- then 16-20 and then 20-25 months!

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The GPT increased but I've seen 820 grants coming in faster since 18 Nov changes. One in 6 months and one in 7 months, and both of those fall into the 75% processed in 20 months statistic.

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good idea BAQ, is it ok if I sent you a message to get some advice on what to write in the complaints and where to send it too?
This is just getting ridiculous, and it puts such a strain on relationships.

WHV Applied & Granted: 2 Sep 2014 | Arrived in Australia: 28 Oct 2014
820 Applied: 30 Sep 2015 | 820 Granted: 23 Jan 2017
Total 820 wait: 15 months 23 days
801 Eligibility: 30 Sep 2017
801 Applied: 1 Oct 2017 | 801 Granted: 8 Jun 2018

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Please could you send me more information on where to write to and the inclusions????

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Turns out im withdrawing sponsorship, misses has been unfaithful for 6 months... just as we get a letter saying they wanted my events on the relationship. Feel pretty heartbroken, for those with doubt on anything make sure your doubts arent doubts and be sure to follow your gut instinct with stuff.


Applied for de-facto 820 November 2014.
Cancelled student visa and studies early 2015,
went onto Bridging E visa - no Travel
APPROVED December 17TH 2015 - (no contact and no further evidence required)
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You can certainly write and complain , but don't fool yourself into thinking that it will have any real bearing on the situation. Remember the Department just follows its political masters, and politicians only care about getting re elected. There are very few votes in looking after visa applicants and despite the fact that we are particularly interested in the process dosen't mean the population in general is.
In fact the average taxpayer probably wouldn't care if a visa cost $50,000 and took 10 years!
Just be prepared to accept that it will take around the time they quote, and if it is decided faster that's a bonus. Remeber the applicant is driven by emotions but the decision is based on fact.
If you wish to make sure your visa is processed as quickly as possible provided as much relevant information as you can with your application.
I know how you are feeling , I felt the same way 30 years ago when it took around 18 months for my wife's application to be processed.


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